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Newsworthies: More on Obama’s Birth, Articles on Background Checking

12/31/2008

There is some albeit anecdotal testimony that provides prima facie evidence (more on this in a moment) that the informed American voting citizen has reason to at least question Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility for the presidency.

In a December 8th interview with the Honorable Minister Louie Farrakhan:

RK: Minister, I’ll get back to the theme in a second, but we have a chat room that runs live as we go live on the air, and there is some great discussion going on in there right now. “[Mr.] Thomas” from Germany [asks]: “Can Obama function as a bridge between White and Black people, as well as the Muslim and Western world?”

HMLF: Absolutely. The very fact that Barack Obama has a White mother and an African father, and he grew up in Hawaii; and even though his African father left him at two years old, his mother married an Indonesian, and moved him to Indonesia where he spent four or five years growing up, again, in a Muslim country.

In the Los Angeles Times, Pastor Rick Warren is quoted as saying the following:

In the same speech, Warren described the United States as a land of immigrants, telling his audience: “I think it’s historic that we have a first-generation immigrant who’s just been elected president.”

Attorney Mario Apuzzo reported yesterday that Obama’s burden of proof on whether he was born in Hawaii hasn’t yet been met…

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Fitzgerald Seeks 90-day Extension on Blagojevich

12/31/2008

Per RedState.com (via the WashingtonTimes), United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has filed a motion to seek a 90-day extension to return an indictment against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich:

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has filed a motion seeking a 90-day extension to return of an indictment against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Federal prosecutors normally have 30 days to file an indictment against a defendant. That deadline would have been Jan. 7, and the extension would give prosecutors until April 7 instead…

In the motion filed Wednesday, prosecutors ask for more time because “multiple witnesses” have come forward in recent weeks and investigators have to review “thousands of intercepted phone calls.”

A U.S. Attorney spokesman says a federal judge is scheduled to review the motion at a Monday hearing.

Consider this: no US Attorney is going to go after a high-profile political individual unless that attorney is Really, Really Sure Of The Stuff About To Hit The Fan(tm) (read: the individual in question has basically already established a history of having done whatever it is that they’re being accused of doing).

Does that mean that Fitzgerald doesn’t have enough with which to go after the Governor? I think it’s quite the contrary. If I may be a little melodramatic about this, I think that this is the tip of the iceberg.

Oh, this cannot be good for any Democrat at this stage; maybe not even for Barack Hussein Obama.

By the way, CitizenWells has been doing a phenomenal job tracking Fitzgerald’s work; some of it is featured here on this page.

-Phil

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Candidate Qualification: Countering the DNC on Eligibility

12/31/2008

In my continuing coverage of Candidate Qualification, Justin Riggs, blogger at yourfellowcitizen.com is currently mulling over a different tactic of holding someone accountable for a candidate’s official eligibility:

The United States Democratic Party consists of two separate entities: the Democratic National Committee, which is an unincorporated association, and the DNC Services Corporation, which is “a District of Columbia non-profit corporation that is controlled by the elected national officers of the Democratic National Committee, owns the assets, employs the staff and possesses the contractual rights and obligations of the Democratic National Committee.” (p. 5 of PDF) [emphasis in original]
 
Originally, state open records acts only applied to governmental agencies, but as governments have outsourced more and more of their functions, several court cases have arisen involving the right of the public to access documents held by private, non-profit corporations. In several of these cases, the courts held that the public did have a right to access to the requested information. Two examples of these types of cases are Gannon and Nichols v. The Board of Regents of The State of Iowa and Kimberly Kay Allen v. John Day. The courts seem particularly sympathetic to the plaintiff when the organization being petitioned for information is functionally a government agency, or is performing a government function, both of which define what the DNC Services Corporation is and is doing.
 
My feeling is that a court would be more likely to rule in a plaintiff’s favor under the circumstances which have arisen under the current controversy (I’m no lawyer, of course). After all, how can a citizen be expected to perform their duty to elect an eligible President if the parties legally responsible for ensuring the eligibility of their candidate won’t share the information necessary to make a rational and informed decision? This information is vital, and of a national interest.
 
Because of the Hawaii Certification of Nominations, we now know who certified Barack Obama as eligible to serve as President under the provisions of the Constitution, and when they did so. The only information we are missing is this: what information was presented to these officials that allowed them to make their determination of eligibility? Procuring that information is our next goal at http://www.yourfellowcitizen.com.

Justin has been performing exemplary work over at his blog. Do check it out sometime; it’s full of communications with State and party officials from across America.

-Phil

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Obama’s Radical Appointees?

12/31/2008

Following up on Barack Hussein Obama’s Philosophy Behind the Political Strategies, here we have links to two stories on a couple of administrative appointees that he has chosen.

On April 24 of this year, NewsBusters.org reported on Sam Graham-Felsen (poignant excerpts below):

A fellow that blogs at a site called “Common Ills” did a lot of leg work to dig up some of the publicly known utterings of Mr. Graham-Felsen prior to his elevation as the Obama campaign’s official blogger, so he deserves the credit for raising a “red” flag on this one.

What we know for sure is that in May of 2006, Sam Graham-Felsen wrote a short piece in the socialist magazine Socialist Viewpointdescribing his participation in some French labor riots.

Then, back in 2003, Graham-Felsen also wrote a piece for the Harvard Crimson praising Noam Chomsky, known for blaming the United States instead of the terrorists for the attacks on 9/11, and advising him to “tone it down” in order to fool people enough to get his anti-American message out. …

The famous conservative blog “Little Green Footballs” calls this young Obama blogger a “hardcore Marxist.” To be fair, it is not known in public records if Mr. Graham-Felsen claims himself to be a “hardcore Marxist” or not, but his known associations with foreign rioters and socialists is of public record. …

What cannot be ignored is that this is yet another close Obama associate who seems to hate what most Americans love. Barack’s wife could never be “proud of America” until her husband ran for president. His “spiritual advisor” wanted God to “damn America.” Barack even launched his Senate bid in the home of a man that belonged to the Weather Underground, a radical, anti-American group that is responsible for murder. And these are just a few of the Obama associates that seem to hate what makes America great.

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